State Capitals of the Fifty States

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The following is a complete list of the state capitals of the fifty United States. The state capital in each state is the political center of the state and is the location of the state legislature, government, and governor of the state. In many states, the state capital is not the largest city in terms of population. For example, in California, the most populous state of the United States, the state capital of Sacramento is the fourth largest metropolitan area in the state (the three largest are Los Angeles, San Francisco, and San Diego.)

The data below are from the United States Census Bureau.

State Capitals

Alabama - Montgomery

  • Population: 200,602 (2015 estimate)
  • Education: 31.4% have a bachelor's degree
  • Median Household Income: $43,535

Alaska - Juneau

  • Population: 32,756 (2015 estimate)
  • Education: 37.8% have a bachelor's degree
  • Median Household Income: $84,750

Arizona - Phoenix

  • Population: 1,563,025 (2015 estimate)
  • Education: 26.5% have a bachelor's degree
  • Median Household Income: $46,881

Arkansas - Little Rock

  • Population: 197,992 (2015 estimate)
  • Education: 38.5% have a bachelor's degree
  • Median Household Income: $46,409

California - Sacramento

  • Population: 490,712(2015 estimate)
  • Education: 29.3% have a bachelor's degree
  • Median Household Income: $50,013

Colorado - Denver

  • Population: 682,545 (2015 estimate)
  • Education: 43.7% have a bachelor's degree
  • Median Household Income: $51,800

Connecticut - Hartford

  • Population: 124,006 (2015 estimate)
  • Education: 15% have a bachelor's degree
  • Median Household Income: $29,313

Delaware - Dover

  • Population: 37,522 (2015 estimate)
  • Education: 28.4% have a bachelor's degree
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Florida - Tallahassee

  • Population: 190,894 (2015 estimate)
  • Education: 47.6% have a bachelor's degree
  • Median Household Income: $45,660

Georgia - Atlanta

  • Population: 463,878 (2015 estimate)
  • Education: 47.1% have a bachelor's degree
  • Median Household Income: $46,439

Hawaii - Honolulu

  • Population: 998,714 (Honolulu County, 2015 estimate)
  • Education: 32.5% have a bachelor's degree
  • Median Household Income: $73,581

Idaho - Boise

  • Population: 218,281 (2015 estimate)
  • Education: 39.1% have a bachelor's degree
  • Median Household Income: $49,209

Illinois - Springfield

  • Population: 116,565 (2015 estimate)
  • Education: 34.9% have a bachelor's degree
  • Median Household Income: $48,848

Indiana - Indianapolis

  • Population: 853,173 (2015 estimate)
  • Education: 27.6% have a bachelor's degree
  • Median Household Income: $42,076

Iowa - Des Moines

  • Population: 210,330 (2015 estimate)
  • Education: 24.7% have a bachelor's degree
  • Median Household Income: $46,430

Kansas - Topeka

  • Population: 127,265 (2015 estimate)
  • Education: 27.5% have a bachelor's degree
  • Median Household Income: $41,412

Kentucky - Frankfort

  • Population: 27,830  (2015 estimate)
  • Education: 25.5% have a bachelor's degree
  • Median Household Income: $40,622

Louisiana - Baton Rouge

  • Population: 228,590 (2015 estimate)
  • Education: 32.7% have a bachelor's degree
  • Median Household Income: $38,790

Maine - Augusta

  • Population: 18,471 (2015 estimate)
  • Education: 23.2% have a bachelor's degree
  • Median Household Income: $38,263

Maryland - Annapolis

  • Population: 39,474 (2015 estimate)
  • Education: 45.7% have a bachelor's degree
  • Median Household Income: $75,320

Massachusetts - Boston

  • Population: 667,137 (2015 estimate)
  • Education: 44.6% have a bachelor's degree
  • Median Household Income: $54,485

Michigan - Lansing

  • Population: 115,056 (2015 estimate)
  • Education: 25.1% have a bachelor's degree
  • Median Household Income: $35,675

Minnesota - St. Paul

  • Population: 300,851(2015 estimate)
  • Education: 38.6% have a bachelor's degree
  • Median Household Income: $48,258

Mississippi - Jackson

  • Population: 170,674 (2015 estimate)
  • Education: 26% have a bachelor's degree
  • Median Household Income: $33,080

Missouri - Jefferson City

  • Population: 43,168 (2015 estimate)
  • Education: 33.2% have a bachelor's degree
  • Median Household Income: $47,901

Montana - Helena

  • Population: 30,581 (2015 estimate)
  • Education: 44.8% have a bachelor's degree
  • Median Household Income: $50,311

Nebraska - Lincoln

  • Population: 277,348 (2015 estimate)
  • Education: 36.2% have a bachelor's degree
  • Median Household Income: $49,794

Nevada - Carson City

  • Population: 54,521 (2015 estimate)
  • Education: 20.4% have a bachelor's degree
  • Median Household Income: $50,108

New Hampshire - Concord

  • Population: 42,620 (2015 estimate)
  • Education: 35% have a bachelor's degree
  • Median Household Income: $54,182

New Jersey - Trenton

  • Population: 84,225 (2015 estimate)
  • Education: 10.7% have a bachelor's degree
  • Median Household Income: $35,647

New Mexico - Santa Fe

  • Population: 84,099 (2015 estimate)
  • Education: 44% have a bachelor's degree
  • Median Household Income: $50,213

New York - Albany

  • Population: 98,469  (2015 estimate)
  • Education: 36.3% have a bachelor's degree
  • Median Household Income: $41,099

North Carolina - Raleigh

  • Population: 451,066 (2015 estimate)
  • Education: 47.6% have a bachelor's degree
  • Median Household Income: $54,581

North Dakota - Bismarck

  • Population: 71,167 (2015 estimate)
  • Education: 34% have a bachelor's degree
  • Median Household Income: $57,660

Ohio - Columbus

  • Population: 850,106 (2015 estimate)
  • Education: 33.4% have a bachelor's degree
  • Median Household Income: $44,774

Oklahoma - Oklahoma City

  • Population: 631,346 (2015 estimate)
  • Education: 28.5% have a bachelor's degree
  • Median Household Income: $47,004

Oregon - Salem

  • Population: 164,549 (2015 estimate)
  • Education: 26.9% have a bachelor's degree
  • Median Household Income: $46,273

Pennsylvania - Harrisburg

  • Population: 49,081(2015 estimate)
  • Education: 18.4% have a bachelor's degree
  • Median Household Income: $32,476

Rhode Island - Providence

  • Population: 179,207 (2015 estimate)
  • Education: 28.6% have a bachelor's degree
  • Median Household Income: $37,514

South Carolina - Columbia

  • Population: 133,803 (2015 estimate)
  • Education: 40.1% have a bachelor's degree
  • Median Household Income: $41,454

South Dakota - Pierre

  • Population: 14,002 (2015 estimate)
  • Education: 33.2% have a bachelor's degree
  • Median Household Income: $52,961

Tennessee - Nashville

  • Population: 654,610 (Nashville-Davidson balance, 2015 estimate)
  • Education: 35.8% have a bachelor's degree
  • Median Household Income: $46,758

Texas - Austin

  • Population: 931,830 (2015 estimate)
  • Education: 46% have a bachelor's degree
  • Median Household Income: $55,216

Utah - Salt Lake City

  • Population: 192,672 (2015 estimate)
  • Education: 42.1% have a bachelor's degree
  • Median Household Income: $45,833

Vermont - Montpelier

  • Population: 7,592 (2015 estimate)
  • Education: 52.5% have a bachelor's degree
  • Median Household Income: $60,676

Virginia - Richmond

  • Population: 220,289 (2015 estimate)
  • Education: 35.4% have a bachelor's degree
  • Median Household Income: $41,331

Washington - Olympia

  • Population: 50,302 (2015 estimate)
  • Education: 43.4% have a bachelor's degree
  • Median Household Income: $52,834

West Virginia - Charleston

  • Population: 49,736 (2015 estimate)
  • Education: 39.3% have a bachelor's degree
  • Median Household Income: $48,959

Wisconsin - Madison

  • Population: 248,951 (2015 estimate)
  • Education: 55% have a bachelor's degree
  • Median Household Income: $53,933

Wyoming - Cheyenne

  • Population: 63,335 (2015 estimate)
  • Education: 27.7% have a bachelor's degree
  • Median Household Income: $54,845

Edited by Allen Grove.

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